Tesla Superchargers Opening Up Network To More EV Users
Tesla's pilot scheme to allow non-Tesla EV's to use the Tesla Supercharger network has now extended to the UK. All Type 2 EV's with a CCS or Type 2 vehicle socket can use the charging points without an adapter, as supported Superchargers will include a tethered CCS and Type 2 charging cable.
To begin with, there will be 15 Supercharger locations in the UK that will be participating in the scheme. That's over 150 additional charging points for EV users to hook up to.
To find these locations, download the Tesla app and create an account. Select the option to "Charge Your Non-Tesla" to find the Supercharger locations available. Tesla is launching a membership scheme with subscription based pricing, so EV drivers will need to sign up to an account before using one of the participating Tesla charging points.
Tesla adds, “Access to an extensive, convenient and reliable fast-charging network is critical for large-scale EV adoption. That’s why, since opening our first Superchargers in 2012, we have been committed to rapid expansion of the network. Today, we have more than 30,000 Superchargers worldwide."
“Tesla drivers can continue to use these stations as they always have, and we will be closely monitoring each site for congestion and listening to customers about their experiences.
“More customers using the Supercharger network enables faster expansion. Our goal is to learn and iterate quickly, while continuing to aggressively expand the network, so we can eventually welcome both Tesla and non-Tesla drivers at every Supercharger worldwide.”